Northern Soils Network ‘Sustainable Soils Management Seminar’

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July 17, 2012

Bowland Suite, Myerscough College, Billsborrow, Preston, PR3 ORY.

Agricultural and horticultural soil management approaches that optimise resource use efficiency will be of increasing importance in light of future population growth and climate change predictions. We invite you to join us in investigating and discussing some approaches to sustainable soil management that may help address some of these challenges.



10:30 am. Arrive at Bowland Suite, Myerscough College – tea and coffee

10:55 am. Welcome from Prof John Quinton

Seminar Session

11:00 am. Shane Rothwell: Effects of liming on water use in legumes

11:20 am. Antje Fiebig: Soil moisture management and its implication on plant growth

11:40 am. Dr Jaime Puertolas: Applying water-saving irrigation techniques in UK crops: Interaction between  moisture and root distribution in the soil profile

12:00 pm. Dr Ian Dodd: Modifying crop water use efficiency using soilborne bacteria

12:20 pm. Dr Andy Owen: Managing soils for sports surfaces

12:40 pm. Discussion session

1:00 pm. Lunch

Field visit

1:45 pm. Transfer to Lee Farm: Deficit irrigation of strawberry crop.

3:30 pm. Return to Bowland suite for tea/coffee and informal discussion session

4:00 pm. Depart


Members: free but registration is required

Non-Members: £15.00


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